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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5901 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 29, 2015 11:29AM

Rick, the RM certainly is a good touring car and would make the trip in relative comfort. That's worth keeping in mind. Adding A/C to it would be a big plus for that trip of course. That and sorting out the gages. I'm sure it'd be a big hit at that meet as well. Hmmm.... good thing there's time to think about it.

Jim


mgbman
Marshall de Leon
Salem, Oregon
(54 posts)

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01/15/2014 11:43PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar Chevrolet 350

Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: mgbman
Date: May 29, 2015 08:17PM

I am slowly moving forward with the initial concept.... and hopefully some more points will be hammered out this weekend by the "committee" (all three of us---me, myself and I).

Stay tuned-- all going well, I should be able to post some details on Monday.....
Thanks for the encouragement to date; much appreciated!!


mgbman
Marshall de Leon
Salem, Oregon
(54 posts)

Registered:
01/15/2014 11:43PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar Chevrolet 350

Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: mgbman
Date: May 30, 2015 10:10AM

This is sort of a rough idea of a meet/tour.....

Day 1—Assemble in Walnut Creek , then northeast to Rio Vista, Walnut Grove and a lunch stop in Lodi., the heart of California’s wine industry. The tour continues on Day 1 on Highway 88 through Jackson to Lake Tahoe and Incline Village for the night.

Day 2 will see the tour passing through historic Grass Valley and Nevada City, then on to Yuba City and a lunch stop at Williams. That afternoon, the group will follow Highway 20 to Nice, Lucerne, and Ukiah with dinner at the Little River Inn in Mendocino.

On Day 3, the tour will depart for Fort Bragg and Westport, through the Avenue of the Giants to Honeydew and lunch at Curley’s restaurant in Victorian Ferndale. In the afternoon, we will drive to Rio Dell, onto Highway l01 to Leggett and a return to Mendocino for dinner and overnight with half the group staying at the Little River Inn and the other half at the Mendocino Hotel (depending on numbers).

Day 4 will conclude the thousand-mile adventure. After departing the Little River Inn, the Mille will take Highway 101 to Pt. Arena, Gualala, Valley Ford, Pt. Reyes Station, with lunch scheduled at Rancho Nicasio. The cars will take a loose parade formation for “the best road of the entire tour”: a drive along Ridgecrest Boulevard with the Pacific Ocean on one side and Mt. Tamalpais on the other. Then across the Golden Gate Bridge and back up the freeway to Walnut Creek.

Then, goodbyes~

Of course, being so close to Sears Point Raceway, I would like to try and schedule something in there--but time/availability will tell.....


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(755 posts)

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: May 30, 2015 11:20AM

Sounds like a lot of fun.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: May 30, 2015 11:42AM

X2 What Jim said.

Day 1 will go right passed my area where I live. Walnut Creek is about a 50 minute drive for us, maybe less depending which route we take. Brenda and my self might be able to help out depending on our schedule. PM me Marshall to contact me for help to set this up.

All the routes that Marshall has pointed out are really great roads, and the scenery is excellent.

Calvin


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
(576 posts)

Registered:
10/28/2007 12:11AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: danmas
Date: May 30, 2015 11:46AM

Looks like it will be a fantastic event. Wish I could make it.


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(473 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: June 02, 2015 11:09PM

I'd try to get there from NC, I have three sons o living on the west coast. It's fun to drive cross country in a LBC with extra power.


mgbman
Marshall de Leon
Salem, Oregon
(54 posts)

Registered:
01/15/2014 11:43PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar Chevrolet 350

Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: mgbman
Date: June 03, 2015 10:23PM

PJ
We'd love to see you here......


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(527 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB Sebring GT, 3.9 Rover V8

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Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: June 04, 2015 09:46AM

A very interesting concept...I would try to make that event!


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(941 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 04, 2015 03:46PM

A sure way to have M. Maloney attend is to offer" Curb Service." He can't refuse :-)


MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(301 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

Main British Car:
73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: June 04, 2015 08:32PM

Sounds like fun Marshall! Which month were you thinking about having in?

Bill


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1259 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: June 05, 2015 10:50PM

You mentioned "wine country" I'm in.


mgbman
Marshall de Leon
Salem, Oregon
(54 posts)

Registered:
01/15/2014 11:43PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar Chevrolet 350

Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: mgbman
Date: June 06, 2015 12:03PM

Mike
Love to see you here.....seems like there is getting to be a little interest from the mid-West.....and as my wife is from Iowa, she would love to see the Mid-West represented....LOL

But seriously, hope you can make it.,...


mgbman
Marshall de Leon
Salem, Oregon
(54 posts)

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01/15/2014 11:43PM

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Mark 2 Jaguar Chevrolet 350

Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: mgbman
Date: June 06, 2015 12:04PM

Kelly,
I will keep curb service in mind...may be an opportunity to get others along as well???


mgbman
Marshall de Leon
Salem, Oregon
(54 posts)

Registered:
01/15/2014 11:43PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar Chevrolet 350

Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: mgbman
Date: June 06, 2015 12:06PM

Bill,
I am not sure what month at this point; any suggestions so I can entice you to make the trip down here? Be a nice cruise, even down through the Oregon Coast..... Hmmmmm, maybe an idea for 2017???


mgbman
Marshall de Leon
Salem, Oregon
(54 posts)

Registered:
01/15/2014 11:43PM

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Mark 2 Jaguar Chevrolet 350

Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: mgbman
Date: June 06, 2015 12:08PM

Fred,
Great to hear---mind you, you could make a detour coming down and hit the wine areas of Eastern Washington as well.......
But I am sure that Napa is high on the list, no?


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(755 posts)

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

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1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: June 06, 2015 10:58PM

I would appreciate a month with no likelihood of rain - no top you know.


MG four six eight
Bill Jacobson
Wa state
(301 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 02:15AM

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73 MGB Buick 215, Eaton/GM supercharger

Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: MG four six eight
Date: June 07, 2015 09:56AM

Marshall,

Pretty much any time in the summer works for me if I know by the first of the year when we submit our vacation request for the year. The one exception usually seems to be the two middle weeks of July, when the guy at the top of the seniority list normally takes his vacation.

As far as rain goes, normally the best chance for good weather on the west coast is mid-late July, August and September. Although the draw back to September is that you start to run into conflicts, for those who have kids in school.

For guys traveling from the East and Mid-west, if you can swing the extra time, it's worth it to the drive North along the coast through the Redwood Forest and even up in to Oregon/Washington along Hwy 101. It's a pretty drive with lots of twisty roads and moderate temperatures!
Bill


mgbman
Marshall de Leon
Salem, Oregon
(54 posts)

Registered:
01/15/2014 11:43PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar Chevrolet 350

Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: mgbman
Date: June 07, 2015 11:26AM

Bill/Jim
How about last week in July? Although the way things are in CA at then moment, any time of the year will be "fine" with no likelihood of rain... :(

Bill-- I agree wholeheartedly with your suggestions regarding the cruise--that stretch of the coast is incredible....


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(755 posts)

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: West Coast BritV8 Meet_2016
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: June 07, 2015 01:00PM

Sounds good to me.
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